Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 3rd, 2010, 11:30 PM
Lisa's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Posts: 9,488
Send a message via AIM to Lisa Send a message via Yahoo to Lisa
Default Gusto and the Rainbow Bridge

Tonight at 8:15 my family and I sent our almost 15 year old black lab mix, Gusto, over the Rainbow Bridge. While we thought this was coming, it was still a shock that tonight would be the night. I adopted Gusto 14 years ago from the Humane Society to be a companion for my Dad after my Mom had died a few months before (I live with my Dad and have since Mom died so he would have someone there with him). While he was my dog, he was my Dad's companion and soul mate. Gusto loved me, but if Dad was around, I was chopped liver Gusto was one of the best dogs ever and he will be sorely missed.
__________________
Carnival Breeze with Ray B and Aerogirl 5/4/14!
Lisa
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old July 4th, 2010, 12:53 AM
CruisinK n J's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,286
Default Gusto and the Rainbow Bridge

Oh, I so much feel for you! I sent my 15-yr. old Siamise cat, Bozo, to the Rainbow Bridge some years ago. Never got over it. I think of him every day.
God bless Gusto!

Judy
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 4th, 2010, 01:34 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Posts: 4,524
Default

Please know that you have Fran and my deepest sympathy on your loss of Gusto. I know from what you write that he had not only a long (especially for a Lab) but most importantly happy life with his human family.

Gusto is now in the land of brilliant sunshine where there is no pain and he will be there at the Rainbow Bridge to greet you with wagging tail when once again, you'll both be together.

Todd
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old July 4th, 2010, 07:45 AM
rollerdonna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Caribou River, Nova Scotia
Posts: 16,188
Default

Oh no Lisa, as soon as I saw the name Gusto, I remembered you talking about him years ago. So sorry for your loss, I can just imagine the pain.
I've only had Emma for 8 years now, and I dread the day...

Feel comforted by the fact that Gusto had a good life with you and your dad,
that he was "rescued" by good people who wanted and needed him, and that he meant everything to them for such a long time.
R.I.P Gusto....

donna
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old July 4th, 2010, 07:51 AM
Cruznut2's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lakeland FL
Posts: 6,292
Send a message via AIM to Cruznut2 Send a message via Yahoo to Cruznut2
Default

Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss of Gusto. I have a cat Miss Lilly I have had for almost 12 years and I dread losing her. We have been through so much together. Please accept my condolences on your loss.

Laura
__________________
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
---Mark Twain

Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old July 4th, 2010, 09:01 AM
johnthed0g's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 2,655
Default

Always a wrench when they go I have definately been more upset about losing dogs than most people. I dunno about a land of eternal sunshine, though I reckon ours would like to go somewhere where people leave food within grabbing distance & there are LOTS of things to pee on!!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old July 4th, 2010, 11:17 AM
Aerogirl's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: A little south of insanity
Posts: 3,960
Default

Very sorry to hear about Gusto. It's heartbreaking when you lose any member of the family.
RIP Gusto.
__________________
You can shake the sand from you shoes but it will never leave your soul

Home is where you park your flip flops

~Robin~


Need some cruise help?


Carnival - Fantasy 1998
RCCL - Majesty of the Sea 2000
Carnival - Inspiration 2009
Carnival - Freedom 2011
Carnival - Liberty 2013
Carnival- Breeze 2014
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old July 4th, 2010, 11:45 AM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,806
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

Lisa, your sweet pal, is running for that ball in a good place....My sympathy on your loss...
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old July 4th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Phil&Liz's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,979
Send a message via Yahoo to Phil&Liz
Default

We recently sent our 11 year old St. Benard to doggy heaven so we know what you are feeling.

You have the pics and memories of your time together.

Phil & Liz
__________________
The Original Phil & Liz

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher

Never take an idiot travelling, you can always pick one up when you get there. Billy Connolly

I Didn't Come here and I ain't Leaving.
Willie Nelson

9/01/2013 Carnival Legend
2/16/2014 BC 7

Bill Murray
20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please don't let Kevin Bacon die.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old July 4th, 2010, 04:35 PM
Phyllbo's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,502
Default

Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about Gusto. I remember you writing about him before on this site. I hope your memories of him and the love he brought into your household will comfort you and your dad. Sounds like he was one of the fortunate ones who found a very loving family to spend his life with.

Phyll
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old July 4th, 2010, 10:59 PM
Fern's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 5,104
Default

Lisa, my conolences to you all. Gusto was a wonderful friend to you and your Dad and I know you'll both miss him a lot.
__________________
Fern

"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."

Carnival Inspiration 2002 Carnival Elation 2004
Grand Princess 2004 NCL Sun 2005
Sun Princess 2006 NCL Dream 2007
Caribbean Princess 2007 NCL Dawn 2008
Island Princess 2008 Island Princess 2009
Golden Princess 2009 Carnival Conquest 2010
Grand Princess 2010 Island Princess 2011
Grand Princess 2011 Carnival Magic 2012
Carnival Dream 2012 Island Princess 2013
Carnival Magic 2013 Carnival Legend 2014
Sea Princess 2014
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old July 4th, 2010, 11:34 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default

Sorry for the loss of your beloved pet .My 19 year old cat went to the Rainbow Bridge 6 years ago
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old July 5th, 2010, 12:08 AM
Ron Ron is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,290
Default

Sorry to hear about your pet. I had a dog for 16years and several years ago he had to " go to sleep". It was and still is a sore spot. I went for years without a pet until one evening I went down into the garage and heard this kitten mewing--couldn't locate it for a few minutes--thought it was outside but it turned out it was inside the garage. I ran it out and tried everyway to run it off-- it went around back and into my neighbors yard where their dog chased it across our yard to the next neighbors yard. My wife in the meantime was cooking steaks on the grille on the deck and when we came inside to eat we heard this little mewing at the back door-- we couldn't sit there and eat steak with a little kitten starving on the deck. We let it in, cut up some steak into small pieces and warmed it a bowl of milk--it practically inhaled the food and then ran under the china hutch in the dining room and settled down.
That was on a Wednesday evening and I called my sister to see if she wanted it--she said she would take it-- the next day my mom died and during the next few days the kitten stayed with us, It turned out to be a real comfort to me -- I've had her for 12 years now and worry that she's getting old--don't know what I would do without her! Strange that the kitten showed up the day before my mom died and was such a comfort to me during a hard time. They say God works in mysterious ways but I wouldn't take a million for my cat !!
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old July 5th, 2010, 09:11 AM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,431
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default

Oh Lisa,
So sorry to hear about your loss of Gusto, know the feeling, they are a part of the family and will be missed.
__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old July 6th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Lisa's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Posts: 9,488
Send a message via AIM to Lisa Send a message via Yahoo to Lisa
Default

Thanks, everyone. It has been a rough few days but slowly getting better.
__________________
Carnival Breeze with Ray B and Aerogirl 5/4/14!
Lisa
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old July 7th, 2010, 11:08 AM
Bobby_G's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Knox TN
Posts: 1,356
Default

Sorry for your loss Lisa.

I know what it is like.
This is my tribute to my best friend I lost 2 years ago -> Mikey
__________________
Bob

Valor 2008
Triumph 2006
Fantasy 2004
Pride 2002
Imperial Maj 2001
Carnivalle 1994
Couple forgotten
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old July 7th, 2010, 11:15 AM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,763
Default

Lisa,

I am so sad to hear about Gusto. I know how hard it is for you and your Dad.

Just remember him and he'll always be with you.

Take care,
Mike
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old July 7th, 2010, 01:50 PM
April's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,908
Default

Continued hugs and prayers for you Lisa--and a special one for your dad too------
Just wanted to let you know I saw this post too

Thanks Bobby for attaching your tribute --- Mikey was one special dog

I know that there are many of us that have been able to say the same thing about our won pets

I still have my Jasper---and hes 16 1/2---but old age is catching up with him.

April
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
2000, cat, gusto

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rainbow rayb Chit - Chat for Cruisers 13 May 21st, 2007 11:04 AM
Wednesday rainbow rayb Chit - Chat for Cruisers 6 February 14th, 2007 11:58 PM
Lisa: Gusto rollerdonna Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 November 24th, 2003 09:30 AM
Pets pass on to the "Rainbow Bridge" Jason Chit - Chat for Cruisers 22 November 14th, 2002 04:32 PM
Rainbow Cruises Philip Weaver Gay / Lesbian Cruising 0 May 3rd, 2001 12:40 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:22 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1